Hundreds of SEIU USWW members and immigration reform supporters throughout California came together to view President Obama’s public launch of his effort to pass a commonsense immigration reform measure this year. Press conferences were also held to announce plans to …
PRESS ADVISORY For January 17, 2013 Contact: Isobel White, 510-828-3554 SF Security Officers to Rally for Good Jobs, Lifting Up Their Communities San Francisco – On Thursday, January 17 at 4:00 p.m., dozens of San Francisco security officers will rally …
USWW President Mike Garcia speaks to reporters about the need for immigration reform NOW for hardworking families in California and across the country.
Los Angeles, CA – On Saturday, October 6th, community groups, faith leaders, immigrant rights’ organizations, students, parents, homeowners and working families, united their efforts to pass Prop 30 and stop Prop 32 during a rally at Horace Mann Middle School. …
Los Angeles, CA | On September 26, 2012, over 100 SEIU USWW members, LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, USWW President Mike Garcia, US Congressman Xavier Becerra, California State Senator Alex Padilla, LA City Councilmembers Richard Alarcon, Eric Garcetti and Ed Reyes, …
San Jose, CA – Following the Republican party’s nomination of Mitt Romney as its presidential candidate, over 100 Bay Area community members joined thousands of working people across the country to speak out against the ‘Romney Economy.’ As part of in a nationwide day of action, Bay Area community members gathered outside of San Jose City Hall to rally and protest Romney’s economic policies.
San Ramon, CA – Starting on Tuesday, the Houston janitors’ unfair labor practices strike will spread to 8 cities across the United States, including here in the East Bay. Early this week SEIU Local 1 janitors will fan out around the country to establish picket lines against their janitorial contractors in San Ramon in California, Boston, Minneapolis, Washington D.C., and Seattle, followed on Thursday in Los Angeles and Denver.
Sacramento, CA – On May 31st, over 150 janitors marched through the heart of our state’s capital against cleaning contractors and their corporate employers who are refusing to offer wages that would lift janitors and their families out of poverty, in addition to severely limiting access to affordable, quality healthcare.
Menlo Park, CA – Hundreds of janitors along with community supporters protested today at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park and Chevron’s office in San Ramon to call attention to one of the many gimmicks prospering corporations use to avoid their contributions back to the public institutions that help them prosper.
Palo Alto, CA – Today over two thousand union janitors marched through the heart of Silicon Valley, Los Angeles and Orange County, along with community leaders, the day after the members voted to authorize the bargaining committee to call a May 1st strike if contractor’s final offer failed to live up to good business principles, including dignified wages, affordable health care, and respect for immigrant communities.
On April 5th, San Francisco Airport (SFO) security screeners picketed outside of busy Terminal 2. The screeners greeted passengers on their way to catch early morning flights. Armed with fliers calling for funding to support safe staffing and shorter lines, screeners explained that both airport security and passenger convenience could be at risk.
Los Angeles, CA — On Tuesday, March 14th Governor Brown and a coalition of community and labor groups reached an agreement to propose a ballot measure to temporarily raise the state’s sales and income taxes this fall. According to California’s Department of Finance, the proposed increase would raise between $7 billion to $9 billion dollars, providing much needed revenue to fund the state’s health, educational, and social services as well as infrastructure projects.
Walnut Creek, CA – Today over 500 union janitors marched through Walnut Creek with community and faith leaders to draw attention to the adverse economic impact of divisive anti-immigrant laws like Alabama’s HB 56. SEIU United Service Workers West marched in coordination with activists across California and the United States. The largely Latino immigrant janitors union’s rally, was one in a series of actions leading up to their contract expiring in April.
Santa Clara, CA — On Monday, March 5th, Santa Clara University property service workers voted overwhelmingly to strike. The property service workers—janitors, grounds keepers, mechanics and delivery drivers—who clean and maintain the university’s facilities voted to strike after the university’s refusal to bargain with them on proposed cuts to their healthcare.
San Jose, CA – Today over 500 union janitors marched through the heart of Silicon Valley with community and faith leaders to draw attention to the impact of inequality on both working class and middle class families.
Whittier, CA — Housekeepers at Whittier College voted today to form a union with SEIU United Service Workers West. The housekeepers at the college—who are contracted by services company Sodexo—have campaigned for two years to form a union with SEIU. Today, they celebrated the overwhelming “yes” vote as a great victory.